For the first time ever the U.K’s famous Last Night Of The Proms will be screened live in cinemas across the country.
Taking place on September 8, 22 Odeon cinemas across the U.K will be screening the iconic classical music event in 3D, with a 3D view of every instrument.
This is the first time the BBC Proms, formally known as the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, will be shown in cinemas and also the first time the event will be available to view in 3D.
The eight-week summer season of daily orchestral and classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Last Night Of The Proms is the traditional finale to the annual two-month-long BBC Proms festival at London’s Albert Hall featuring daily orchestral and classical music concerts and other events. The Proms, which take place during July and August, are broadcast live on BBC Two, BBC One and BBC Radio 3.
The Last Night Of The Proms is one of the world’s most popular classical music and last year was watched by 5.7 million viewers on BBC One. This year the Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti will perform Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will lead the traditional singalong including Jerusalem and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
The cinematic event is part of the BBC’s two-year trial experimenting with 3D production and distribution (other highlights included Wimbledon and the Olympics). The Last Night Of The Proms will also be broadcast live on BBC Two, BBC One and BBC Radio 3.
Last year’s Proms was a record year, with 94% of available tickets sold. Up to 1,400 Promming tickets are released on the day of each Prom, priced at just £5 ($7)(fixed for the last seven years). The much-coveted tickets for the Last Night Of The Proms in the Albert Hall are available by ballot only to people who have attended five Proms. Tickets to the cinematic last night events start from £7 ($11).